Predicting the Buffalo Bills 2020 Depth Chart: Defensive End
By Daniel Bruce
Thanks to their offseason moves the Buffalo Bills will enter the year with plenty of depth at defensive end.
The Buffalo Bills added a lot to a position that was lacking in depth last season, especially when Darryl Johnson was forced to play a good amount of snaps.
After the season, the Bills lost Shaq Lawson in free agency, who was a backup defensive end but was key in the rotation and demanded a lot of snaps. The Buffalo Bills did find a way to improve at the position despite the loss of a key player as they did added a key veteran and a high draft pick into the fold.
The team went out and added productive veteran Mario Addison in free agency and then used their second-round pick on A.J. Epenesa. Replacing Lawson with these additions, with Addison arguably being better than Lawson, Brandon Beane did an effective job of getting two players who fit the scheme seamlessly.
The Bills staff also added depth players Bryan Cox Jr. and Jonathan Woodard who don’t offer a ton of wow factor, but are useful camp bodies who could push for the practice squad.
Trent Murphy will be a person to watch at training camp to see if he can prove himself useful to keep around on the roster. While Jerry Hughes will look to bounce back from an unproductive campaign in 2019.
Darryl Johnson heads into his second season, and after a solid rookie season for a seventh-round selection, he will look to refine the areas of his game where he struggled last season.